Oil Workers' Overtime Claims Barred By CBA, 9th Circ. Says

Law360 (January 28, 2019, 6:13 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that unionized offshore oil rig workers can't pursue an unpaid-overtime claim because it's barred by the Labor Management Relations Act, but that the lower court jumped the gun in similarly nixing claims over meal breaks and other violations.

In a published ruling, a three-judge panel partially upheld U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright's dismissal of a suit by plaintiffs Carl Curtis and Arthur Williams accusing Irwin Industries Inc. of stiffing workers on overtime, meal breaks and various other violations of the California Labor Code.

The panel upheld the trial court's dismissal of the workers' claim for...

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